Lee Miller – Waiting for the Train (1940s)

0a99ce1054d8824affd72aa3c6dcf98fHere are two lovely pictures by the great American woman photographer, Lee Miller. The pictures are from a fashion shoot from the 1940s. The clothes have that New Look, look; which combines tailoring, comfort, and style.

One of the staples of the fashion shoot is to create an unexpected visual contrast, or surprise, between the woman, clothes and her surroundings…A railway platform is not, these days, an unexpected place to see a woman. But, in a culture where nice girls were routinely chaparoned, unaccompanied travel was considered slightly racy.

In these pictures, there is a great contrast between the pristine clothes and the dirty and sooty steam locos.

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